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Jessie Sheehan on Snackable Bakes – Leite’s Culinaria


Jessie Sheehan, self-proclaimed queen of easy-peasy baking, chats with Amy and David about her new cookbook, Snackable Bakes, icebox desserts, the therapeutic energy of baking, and, um, horny desserts.

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Jessie Sheehan on “Snackable Bakes”

On this week’s episode of the Speaking with My Mouth Full podcast, we chat with the queen of simple dwelling baking, Jessie Sheehan, whose newest ebook, Snackable Bakes, serves up 100 recipes for baking deliciously, usually, and with little fuss. 

Snackable Bakes Cookbook

What precisely is a snackable bake?

“A snackable bake is an easy-peasy recipe,” Jessie says. “The recipe will probably be discovered on one web page of a cookbook, with a really brief ingredient record, with a really brief record of directions which are easy and simple to observe…You don’t want something however a bowl, a whisk, and a spatula.”

However like many dwelling cooks, Jessie didn’t begin out making simple, on a regular basis recipes. When she first started working in knowledgeable bakery, this former lawyer needed to show that she might take advantage of elaborate desserts. “Actually once I began out, I used to be extra serious about mission bakes,” she says. “However… it might need been an absence of maturity or confidence within the sense that I don’t suppose I essentially cherished them; I simply didn’t perceive that that wasn’t the one method to do issues.”

A baking dish filled with spicy hot fudge pudding cake and a spoon scooping out a portion.
: Nico Schinco

Now, her strawberry icebox cake and spicy sizzling fudge pudding cake show she will be able to create wow-able, accessible sweets. “Over time I noticed, ‘Oh, you’ll be able to have a extremely scrumptious cake and also you don’t need to make all of these completely different steps and perhaps that’s okay?’” Jessie says. “Significantly in the event you’re making them on your seven-year-old and your nine-year-old. Like why was I killing myself for all these birthday desserts?”

A scoop of Jessie Sheehan's easy strawberry icebox cake on a white plate with sliced strawberries and a glass baking dish with the rest of the cake beside it.
: Jessie Sheehan

Everybody loves icebox desserts

Jessie and David took a deep dive into their shared love of icebox desserts (“Funnily sufficient,” she stated, “as we communicate, I’m engaged on an icebox cake story for Southern Dwelling journal and I’ve a lime coconut… a peanut butter chocolate… and I’ve this sort of loopy tiramisu berry scenario in my fridge.”) We’re jealous.

A bakery counter filled with croissants and cookies
: Kim V.

The therapeutic energy of baking

Jessie additionally shared the deeper position that baking has performed in her life: Particularly, when she was identified with breast most cancers at age 41 and dealing at a Brooklyn bakery known as, fittingly, Baked. “After I needed to stroll into work and say I’d been identified with breast most cancers and I might be present process chemo and radiation and all of this stuff, evidently [my younger colleagues] couldn’t relate. However due to that, they weren’t scared. I don’t suppose I noticed it on the time… however being on the bakery improved my restoration. It was distracting and good to go in there and simply make whoopie pies.”

Cubes of homemade marshmallows on a white surface with a chef's knife lying beside.
: David Leite

The bakery was additionally the location of Jessie’s most embarrassing cooking catastrophe. “After I labored at Baked, I wasn’t accountable for making the marshmallows, however I used to be accountable for dusting them with confectioner’s sugar,” she says. “This enormous sheet pan of marshmallows, not even minimize. Mud one aspect, flip, mud the opposite. I dusted it with cake flour. I grabbed the flawed white powder.”

Ah, now, don’t all of us really feel higher about our personal kitchen gaffs?

Take a look at this and different episodes of Speaking with My Mouth Full on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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